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Guidance documents — working with nanomaterials

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Guidance documents — working with nanomaterials
  • Germany
Provider: 
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health — BAuA
Available in languages: 
German
English
Description: 

The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Germany (BAuA) provides, on its website, information, guidance and training materials related to working with nanaomaterials. The resources originate from Europe, including Germany, other Member States  (Denmark, the Netherlands, France, the UK, Austria and Sweden) and Switzerland, as well as from international providers (Canada, Australia, Colombia and the USA) and international organisations. Examples of how to handle nanomaterials can be found on the website. The resources are in English and German.

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Tasks covered: 
Miscellaneous
Biological hazard: 
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state: 
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Hazard - health effects: 
Not applicable
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance description
Substance description: 

Nanomaterials

Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Risk assessment
Type
Type: 
MS information
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
Policy makers
Researchers
Safety officers
Trainers
Year of publication: 
2017